[ExI] Planets galore!

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 20:28:50 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:

> Yummy!  The answer to whether to stay where the information flow is hyper
> fast and rich or go off exploring?  Take your entire planet with you.  I
> saw a paper by some mad scientist that I don't have immediately at hand.
>  Its premise was that it might be possible to introduce just the right size
> black hole into a planet in a way where the energy released by infalling
> matter just balanced the gravitational force of the hole with enough
> internal heat generated to keep the planet reasonably warm at the surface
> without a nearby star.    Of course if you have enough uber-energy of any
> kind you should be able to keep many parts of the surface or interior
> comfortable enough for life.  Of course if your civilization has gone
> post-biological this may not be as much of an issue.
I imagine the first response to "blackhole the earth" would be something
like, "You want to what?!?"
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